The great impact of Tyler Mitchell in the world of photography

April 13, 2021 at 06:04 a.m.

 

With just 26 years just turned, Tyler Mitchell has made history in the world of the photography for being the first Afro-American in charge of a Vogue cover.

The above sounds simple, but for this to happen it took 126 years. In 2018, Tyler Mitchell rose to fame by capturing pop star Beyonce with his lens.

As if the above were not enough, Mitchell has dedicated himself to making visible, through his impressive images, the African-American community and various social problems such as the #NeverAgain anti-gun movement.

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Your images full of color they perfectly reflect what it seeks to show: the intersection between youth culture and racial identity, which it does masterfully.

In the photos of Tyler Mitchell there is an honest look, fresh and with an urban touch.

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Tyler Mitchell, a native of Atlanta, studied at New York University College of the Arts.

In addition to his role as a photographer, he also makes videos, which has given him more tools to explore the subjects that attract him so much and that he wants the world to see.

As for his first works, these focused on skateboarding and the community that is generated around the sport and that is precisely the path that, until now, he has followed since what interests him are people and their stories.

Then came his interest in capturing young black culture through his lens, which gave him greater visibility.

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According to the artist himself, his approach to a certain extent is autobiographical since it seeks to capture the desires and freedom that he pursued growing up in Georgia, because despite having beautiful landscapes and images, they actually represent a complex story, where most people feel rejected.

As he became more interested in ideas about the identityBoth his own and that of the African-American community, Mitchell chose to focus on fashion to talk about the most beautiful appearance without knowing that such a path would open a huge range of possibilities.

The world that Tyler Mitchell began to create from then on, one in which security and tranquility prevail, provides an alternative for the life of African Americans, one that is not hampered by racism, recrimination and where the limit to achieve are the dreams themselves.

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